Copyright clarity: When and how to secure permission

Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 10:00am

Building 4, 149
182 MEMORIAL DR (REAR), Cambridge, MA 02139

Many ideas that you develop incorporate things created by other people. In this session, learn when you need permission and how to get it.


Most things that you create incorporate elements created by other people. Whether it’s quotes and figures from scientific literature, or images used in an art project, “third-party content” is a part of most creative endeavors. In this session, learn when you need permission and how to get it.

About the Speakers:

Katie Zimmerman: Katie is the Director of Copyright Strategy for the MIT Libraries, where her role is to guide copyright decisions for use of library materials, negotiate content licenses, and help the Libraries and MIT community create and use copyrightable works to the fullest extent of the law. She has been with the MIT Libraries since 2016, and holds an M.L.I.S degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Peter Bebergal: Peter is the Institute Use of Name Officer and also responds to incoming copyright requests for MIT owned images, video footage, and other materials. He has been with MIT for over 14 years.

About the TLO:

Our mission is to move innovations and discoveries from the lab to the marketplace for the benefit of the public and to amplify MIT's global impact. We cultivate an inclusive environment of scientific and entrepreneurial excellence, and bridge connections from MIT's research community to industry and startups, by strategically evaluating, protecting, and licensing technology.

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